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Nasa buys into 'quantum' computer

Started by Freddy, May 17, 2013, 14:02:48 PM

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Freddy

A $15m computer that uses "quantum physics" effects to boost its speed is to be installed at a Nasa facility.

It will be shared by Google, Nasa, and other scientists, providing access to a machine said to be up to 3,600 times faster than conventional computers.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22554494

Diesel

Data, do you think this would be any good for my requirements, gaming, general computer stuff etc. If so, once the cost comes down a little, do you think you could knock one together for me ?.

What OS though, 7 or 8, which do you think.  :scratch-head:
It WILL be fine !...

Data

I'm not sure that it's actually fast enough for some of the latest games, it's only 3,600 times faster than a desktop PC, I think we should hold fire until it's about 6000 times faster, then it should be up to good old ping pong gaming level of performance.

I would recommend win 7 or 8.1, do not under any circumstances attempt to run it in win 8  ;D


Interesting read there Freddy  :thumbsup:


Diesel

Given that I have only recently been getting into F1 and enjoying the experience and I don't wish to spoil that, I will once again bow to your superior knowledge Data.  :worship:

Thank-you my friend.  :hats-off:
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Snowcrash

Interesting. I thought the best quantum computers were about 6-8 qubits and very unreliable.

This one's a 512 qubit. And reliable within it's remit.

*Diesel, if you get one of these, it would work as a beer cooler too. Two jobs for the price of one, and a snip at only $15M.
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DD1975

Quote from: Snowcrash on May 17, 2013, 19:27:48 PM
Interesting. I thought the best quantum computers were about 6-8 qubits and very unreliable.

This one's a 512 qubit. And reliable within it's remit.

*Diesel, if you get one of these, it would work as a beer cooler too. Two jobs for the price of one, and a snip at only $15M.

Just remember to open said beer a VERY long way away from the $15m computer please  :D
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sybershot

that would make a great flight simulator  :P

DaveMorton

FOr an OS, I'd recommend either Debian or Ubuntu, as I'm sorely disillusioned by the Redmond Pirates these days. Or, better yet, let's find some disgruntled M$ employees and build our own OS. We'll base it off 98SE, give it 64 bit support, and have the world's fastest OS. :D :P :thumbsup:
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Diesel

I'm totally with you Dave, whatever is was you suggested.  :scratch-head: :LOL:
It WILL be fine !...

sybershot

Dave we could even give it a simple futuristic chrome and call it Jarvis  ;)